6.12.2005

Smart Chicks Rule!

Smart Chicks Rule!

I sez that cuz Tess came over and fix my computer AND got me hooked up to our wireless network. It appears I have a stick of bad RAM. Anyway, she got me up and running without breaking a sweat. Since it was nice out, we grabbed Laura and Kodi and headed down to the Freemont Sunday Market. Tess was looking for stuff for her "Pretty Parlor" (the room she keeps all her "girly" stuff in) and found a nice gold chair.
We went to the Cold Stone Creamery for $4 ice cream cones and wandered around for a bit.
Last night I met up with Scott Bwoy at Barca where we had several drinks then went across the street to see our friends The Stares. It was their CD release party and they were just back from tour. I really dug their quiet, pretty songs, but this being Seattle, I think only half the audience was actually there to see the show, so people were talking the whole damn time.
Things quieted down a bit when Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter took the stage. I don't know why, but I think her music is more sexy than sad. My dream tour: Jesse Sykes, Clem Snide and American Music Club...jeez, that would rock (in a alt-country sorta way.) Anyway, they played a really long set and although they didn't play "Tell the Boys" it was way cool...

Earlier in the day I went to Elliot Bay Bookstore and picked up the last book in Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. $35 in hardback!! I woulda waited for a paperback, but I'd just finished "The Song of Susanna" and figured I just get it over with. I don't think I've read this many connected volumes since the Chronicles of Narnia back junior high school!
What's really interesting (though probably not surprising to those well-versed in Geek Culture) is all the sites and Cons surrounding the book. I mean I read and enjoyed them all (though "Wolves of the Calla" kinda got on my nerves after awhile and is only slightly less tedious than "Wizard and Glass" overall) but Clive Barker's Imajica was a much more imaginative, richer and entertaining (and shorter!) work than the Dark Tower. But perhaps I'm being overly judgemental, it all depends on how this book turns out...and it weighs a couple of pounds.
I bought another book called "Light" and borrowed a Tom Robbins novel from Frito.

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